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Window Restoration, Repair Under Way at Historic Courthouse

May 20, 2015

Work is under way on a construction project that will restore and repair aging windows at Placer County’s Historic Courthouse in Auburn.

The project is being managed for Placer County by the Judicial Council of California, the policymaking body of the state’s courts.

The Placer County Museum and Placer County Superior Court share the courthouse building, with the museum occupying the first floor and the court using the upper floors.

Both the museum and court will remain open during the repair work. Beginning next month, workers will start using scaffolding on one section at a time as they make their way around the building.

The courthouse’s existing windows have deteriorated to the point where water is leaking into the building. Restoring and repairing windows will fix the leaks and contribute to energy conservation in the building.

The project will include window sash upgrades and repairs in keeping with the original fabric of the building.   The project has received approval from the California Office of Historic Preservation and follows the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation.

The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. The total cost is projected to be about $900,000. The Judicial Council is providing 77 percent of the funding and Placer County is responsible for 23 percent.

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